Thursday, December 24, 2015


Wednesday 23December2015
It was the first day of 5 Day program celebrating VidyaVachaspahi Bannanje Govidacharya 80 years at Dayananda Sagar College, KumaraSwamy Layout, Namma Bengaluru.
The auditorium was almost full with people by 4pm when the inaugural session was to begin. There were eight Swamijis from various mutts, Senior and Junior Swamiji from Pejavar Mutt, Puttige Mutt SugunendraTirtha Swamiji, and others.
The stage was well decorated all the seers were full of praise for life and work of Bannanje Govindacharya and blessed him with long life and more useful years of his creative work.
Grand Stage
with Pejavar & Puttige Swamiji

Padma Shri Shri Bannanje Govindacharya, is a scholar, well-versed in Madhva tradition. He is a well known philosopher, "pravachanakaara" (speaker on spiritual texts), writer of many books in Kannada and Sanskrit, poet and screen play writer. He hails from Bannanje locality of Udupi in Karnataka, India. He was born in 1936. He is in particular one of the greatest experts on the Madhva Tattva Shastras or Madhva philosophy. He is best known for his pravachanas or discourses which are very popular among Tuluvas and Kannadigas all over the world. Though his pravachanas (discourses) have made him a household name among Tuluvas and Kannadigas his contributions to vedic scholarship also extend to voluminous writing. He is the author of numerous translations and commentaries both in Sanskrit and Kannada of the Vedic Texts. His literary achievements also include his translation and commentaries of the complete texts of Shri Madhvacharya. He was awarded the PadmaShri by the Government of India in 2009.
Udayavani Page2, 24/12/2015

We with Bannanje
Udayavani, Page4, 24/12/15
After the program, there was screening of the film "BHAGAVADGITHA" produced by G V Iyyer,
It was a very well organized program Bannanje Govindacharya Prathistana, Bengaluru.
written Thursday 24Dec2015

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